The Minister of Information Hon. Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated categorically that he is in a position to disclose the names of government officials who have so far tested positive of the ravaging Covid-19 disease.
In an answer to a question posed by a journalist at a press briefing, he told the press that until and unless a positive victim tell to inform the public, he cannot make it public government officials suffering from the plague.
“It is against the official protocols to put out names of people who are feeling under the scourge at this time without the consent of the victims. In the case of Hon. Osafo Marfo he asked me to make it public, so was Hon Kwaku Agyemang Manu, he informed the President who in turn disclosed it to the public.”
He stated further that, apart from these officials,he doesn’t have information on any other person who is beset with the disease.
He contended that getting the disease is not strange because some people in the media have also tested positive.
The minister told the press that some final year students in some schools have tested positive.
To this end, the Deputy Minister of education, Hon Dr. Yaw Adutwum told the press that Ghana Education Service and Ministry of Education have put in place some better measures in place deal with the outbreak of the disease in various schools.
He stated that those six students and two others at Accra Girls have been isolated while a vigorous contact tracing is underway to bring all suspected cases under control.
He reiterated that the Ministry cannot have any alternative way of organising the exams via on-line but to group the kids at various schools for their exams.
The Minister asured parents of the safety of their kids cos more centres and Personal Protective Equipment have been provided to tackle any emergency situations in the schools.
By: Nana Poku